Prof. Bastien Nay

Associate Editor

Laboratoire de Synth├Ęse Organique
Ecole Polytechnique

Scientific career

Since 2017 CNRS researcher (Directeur de recherche) at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau
2004 - 2016 CNRS researcher as Chargé de recherche at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, appointed Directeur de recherche (a full professor equivalent at CNRS) in 2014
2003 Postdoc at Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (with C. Poupat)
2001 – 2002 Postdoc at the University of Nottingham, UK (with J. S. Clark)
2000 PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Toulouse, France (with J. Vercauteren)
1998 Thesis of Pharmacy, University of Bordeaux, France


Research areas

Bastien Nay's research topics focus on total synthesis, together with methodological developments and biological applications. Methodologies of interest include the rapid generation of complexity and diversity by bio-inspired strategies, late-stage functionalization with medicinal perspectives, cycloadditions and cascade reactions. Outreaches are naturally found in chemical biology, medicinal chemistry or natural history.


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